Genesis 14 “Relationships as Alliances”

Genesis 14:17-24  

When Lot was captured, Abram set out to rescue him from his enemies. In so doing, he happened to help out some of the local kings. When Melchizedek, king and high priest of Salem, offers him his due reward of the land he liberated, Abram declines it. Abram could have owned a large portion of the Promised Land after conquering the foreign enemy kings. But he chooses to trust in God’s Time and Way and apparently this isn’t it. In the same way, we are called to place our trust in God’s promises and provisions and not in the grabbing, overpowering ways of the world.